Rebus (2000–2004)
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The Hanging Garden 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Episode aired 15 July 2000
A pharmaceutical factory appears to be the major supply source of cocaine over which a gun battle is being planned by the upstart gang leader and his group of thugs. Rebus' old friend and ... See full summary »


Maurice Phillips


Ian Rankin (novel), Ben Brown (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Hannah ... DI John Rebus
Ewan Stewart ... DI Jack Morton
Sara Stewart ... DCI Gill Templar
Lewis Howden Lewis Howden ... DI Ormond
Stuart Hepburn Stuart Hepburn ... Det. Supt. McCaskill
Gayanne Potter Gayanne Potter ... DS Siobhan Clarke
Tom Watson Tom Watson ... Dr. Emir Slaven
Sheyla Shehovich Sheyla Shehovich ... Candice / Katarina
James Cosmo ... Morris Cafferty
Eilidh MacDonald Eilidh MacDonald ... Sammy Rebus
Phillippa Wilson Phillippa Wilson ... DI Miriam Kenworthy
Deka Walmsley Deka Walmsley ... Jake Tarawicz
Tommy Flanagan ... Thomas Telford
Scott Cleverdon ... 'Pretty Boy' Summers
Corinne Harris Corinne Harris ... Rhona


A pharmaceutical factory appears to be the major supply source of cocaine over which a gun battle is being planned by the upstart gang leader and his group of thugs. Rebus' old friend and workmate, DI Jack Morton is on an undercover assignment at the drugs plant when the attack is made, and he receives fatal gunshot wounds. Another victim of these criminals is a young mother, Candice, who was kidnapped from Bosnia to work as a prostitute, and time is of the essence if Rebus going to help her see her young son again. Sammy, Rebus' 19-year-old daughter, provides a safe-house for Candice. Then shortly after the young refugee moves in, Sammy becomes the victim of a hit-and-run accident and is in a coma in hospital. Her father is convinced that she was a deliberate target because of his efforts to keep Candice safe and bring down the two gangs. Rebus and his ex-wife spell each other keeping watch over Sammy at the hospital. This story line offers the viewer better insight into Rebus as a ... Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

15 July 2000 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Clerkenwell Films, STE See more »
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Did You Know?


The children's book "The Park in the Dark" by Martin Waddell is quoted several times during this Rebus mystery. At one point John Rebus reads the story to his twenty-something daughter who is in the hospital. See more »


Followed by Rebus: Fleshmarket Close (2006) See more »

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An excellent plot with many twists and turns.
21 April 2001 | by MarcellanaSee all my reviews

Once again, Inspector Rebus (John Hannah) is embroiled in a thrilling plot with more who done it twists and turns than an Agatha Christie thriller. Set in Edinburgh, this series would hardly be used by the Edinburgh tourist board to promote the city as a sunny gateway to "Shining Scotland". It portrays the underside of Edinburgh in stereo-typical Scottish gritty, dankness. A strong supporting cast provide solid and convincing portrayals of characters on both sides of the law whom you would find anywhere either side of the Atlantic. Or for that matter, on the streets of Melbourne. The main strength of the Rebus series is in it's portrayal of the fact that the fine line that separates the law enforcers from the criminals is extremely grey indeed. Whilst not corrupt at heart, Rebus with his offsider, DI Jack Morton (Ewan Stewart) enforce their own code of justice on the criminals to keep the streets of Edinburgh at least respectable on the surface.

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